Drydocks World Completes DolWin Beta
Drydocks World, a international service provider to the shipping, maritime, offshore, oil, gas and energy sectors has announced the successful completion of the pioneering HVDC converter platform DolWin beta. The platform, the world’s largest in terms of capacity, was built at Drydocks World – Dubai and is an engineering marvel of gargantuan proportions which took tremendous effort and skill to construct.
Port of Hamburg Reports Brilliant 1st Quarter Results
Allocation of funds for the widening of the Kiel Canal also boosts the Port of Hamburg’s competitiveness. At the beginning of June the Budgetary Committee of the German Federal Parliament allocated 265 million euros for the widening of the Eastern section of the Kiel Canal. In April, the committee had already approved 485 million euros for construction of a fifth lock in Brunsbüttel. To speed up the remaining planning and tendering for the widening…
SMM 2014: Offshore, Recruiting Featured Topics
Offshore energy, whether oil, gas or wind, faces a tightening regime of restrictions. In Germany, for example, the German Federal Bureau of Maritime Traffic and…
Bureau Veritas Offshore Rolling Research Rewarded
A team in the R&D department of international classification society Bureau Veritas, working with Brazil’s Petrobras, has been awarded the prestigious OMAE 2013 Best Paper of Offshore Technology Symposium for its paper detailing ground breaking research into second-order rolling of FLNGs. The basic research in the paper has led to a Joint Industry Project involving nineteen companies including most…
Navies to Address Maritime Skill Decline
However reintegration of capabilities is presenting new challenges in the design, manufacture and integration of sub-sea and surface systems for maritime Special Forces. James Fisher Defencehas stated that navies around the world are now seriously addressing the need to re-develop their skills in the use of maritime warfare, specifically in relation to maritime Special Forces and strategies for operations and intelligence gathering.
Landrieu Secures OMB Commitment to Meet With LA Port
Change in leadership is opportunity to demonstrate economic value Louisiana waterways provide nation, highlight need for federal investment. U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., announced that she has secured a commitment from Shaun Donovan, the nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), to meet with Louisiana port and navigation officials in Louisiana later this summer. Donovan, who currently serves as the Secretary for Housing and Urban Development, made the commitment to Sen.
CTruk Names Latest Vessel at Seawork
The latest offshore wind support vessel to leave the CTruk production line in Essex made straight for Southampton and is currently on show at berth V25 at annual commercial marine exhibition and forum, Seawork. Ocean Warrior, a brand new 18.5m advanced composite twin-hull CTruk 20T MPC was officially named during an informal ceremony at the event yesterday. Ocean Warrior is the second CTruk 20T MPC for owner Scott Wharton of Ocean Transit Services.
Northrop Grumman, US Navy Conduct Successful Simultaneous Tests
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and the U.S. Navy successfully flew the unmanned MQ-8B Fire Scout simultaneously with the MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter for the first time. The capability demonstrates how a mix of aircraft can increase a ship commander's intelligence-gathering capabilities aboard the Littoral Combat Ship. The flight tests took place May 12, aboard the USS Freedom (LCS 1) off the coast of San Diego.
Remote Monitoring From Finning Provides Time Savings
Solent Towage Ltd (STL), the UK arm of Norwegian marine services company, Ostensjo Rederi AS, has saved over 60-man hours since December 2013 by installing gplink, the remote monitoring and tracking solution from Finning Power Systems (Finning) for Cat® engines. The company, which operates a fleet of seven tugboats off the UK’s south coast, two of which use Cat engines, became the first commercial Finning customer in the UK to use gplink.
Enivrude Signs With KingFisher
BRP has signed an agreement to provide Renaissance Marine Groups’ KingFisher Boats with Evinrude outboard engines. The welded heavy-gauge aluminum boats, manufactured…
Sanmar Delivers New RAscal 1500 Line Handling Tug
The Brage, the first RAscal 1500 class tug designed by Robert Allan Ltd. has been delivered to its owners Buksér og Berging AS (BB) of Norway. Built in Turkey by Sanmar A.S. to extremely high quality standards more commonly seen in yachts, the tug exceeded all performance expectations on trials. Although just under 15 metres in length, this ABS classed tug is a true workboat with heavily built hull and heavy duty machinery and equipment.
USCG Rescues 5 From Platform In Gulf Of Mexico
Five men were rescued Monday from an unmanned platform about 40 miles southeast of the Texas/Louisiana border, after their fishing boat began taking on water. The…
Texas LNG Gets Approval To Export LNG To FTA countries
Texas LNG LLC today announced that it has received authorization from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to export domestically produced LNG to all existing, and any future, countries that have, or enter into, an FTA with the Government of the United States. DOE approval of FTA exports is an important component of the regulatory process necessary to develop Texas LNG's project on its 110 plus acre site with deepwater frontage to the Port of Brownsville shipping channel in Brownsville…
Enterprise To Build Ethane Export Terminal On Houston Channel
Enterprise Products Partners will build an ethane export facility on the Houston Ship Channel, signing a long-term agreement with the Port of Houston Authority for use of its facilities adjacent to Enterprise's existing terminal at Morgan's Point. "The agreement is exciting for the port and the entire region in terms of creating jobs and fostering positive economic impact," noted Janiece Longoria, Chairman of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority.
75% of Boskalis Shareholders Elects Stock Dividend
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) announces that 75.12 percent of the shareholders have elected a stock dividend distributed in the form of ordinary shares. As a result, 2,672,757 new ordinary shares will be issued today. The admission of these shares to trading on Euronext Amsterdam is required under the rules of Euronext Rulebook Book I. The admission will take place today on 11 June 2014. With the admission, the total number of the ordinary shares of Boskalis is 122,937,820.
Leighton Chairman retires, Executive Chairman & 2 Directors appointed
Leighton Holdings Chairman, Mr Bob Humphris OAM, has announced his retirement as Chairman and his resignation as a Non-executive Director effective as of today. Mr Humphris signaled his intention to retire at the Company’s recent Annual General Meeting in May. Mr Humphris said: “It has been a privilege to be involved with Leighton for the last nine and a half years and as Chairman for the last year. However it is now time for me to retire from corporate life and to hand over to a new team.
Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Seroka Confirmed in Post
The Los Angeles City Council apprises that it has unanimously confirmed veteran shipping industry leader Gene Seroka as the new Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles. Earlier in June, the Harbor Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to approve Seroka for the executive director’s position. Mayor Garcetti’s May 27 announcement that he had chosen Seroka for the job concluded a global search to fill the Port’s top management post.
Nordic American Offshore Prices IPO
Nordic American Offshore Ltd. says it has priced its initial public offering of 5,882,352 common shares at $16.00 per share. The Company adds that it has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 882,352 additional common shares to cover over-allotments. The net proceeds from this offering will be approximately $86,970,574. If the option granted to the underwriters to purchase additional…
Rosneft Recognized Leader In Contribution To Environmental Protection
Rosneft won international public award The Tree of Ecology in the category of ‘Company leader in contribution to environmental protection measures’ during the celebration of world environment day…
All Ports In India Alerted On Cyclonic Storm 'Nanauk'
All ports in India have been alerted about the deep depression over east central Arabian Sea has moved slowly westwards, intensified into a cyclonic storm 'NANAUK'…